The Senior Engineer Manager will lead and supervise the company’s Engineering department. The department is responsible for leading the technical engineering effort on all projects and products, from product development to production to in-field use.
The department currently consists of six engineers. Two are based in Oakland and are responsible for product specification, production drawings, performance testing and customer compliance. Two are in our Hong Kong office and are responsible for design-to-production implementation, production support and regulatory compliance testing. The remaining two are based in Boulder, Colorado and oversee design-to-production implementation of our US-made squeeze bottles, as well as support for the in-house assembly line and equipment.
The Engineering department works with the New Products department to provide manufacturing and technical input to the product design cycle. As an Original Equipment provider, it is critical that our products are designed with manufacturing in mind to keep them cost effective and robust. The department also works with the Operations department to continually improve our production processes and to troubleshoot issues as they arise.
This position is part of the Core Committee, leading the company with the other key operational departments. It reports directly to the President.
Ensure product design is in line with product requirements
Write, organize and approve manufacturing specifications
Conduct testing on products throughout development cycle from product inception to production.
Review regulatory requirements and communicate with staff
Coordinate incoming inspection criteria with US staff
Troubleshoot product issues
Review warranty issues to identify product problems and develop and communicate solutions to solve issues
Unify HydraPak and Polar Bottle Document Control process
Mange associate and senior engineers to keep on task and provide diverse workload
Develop and accurately manage departmental budget, annual plan and calendar
4 year degree - BS Engineering (Mechanical preferred)
4 years of work experience in Manufacturing/Engineering
CAD skills required - Solidworks drawings and parts
PLM software experience is a plus
Very good written and verbal communication
Strong proficiency with Windows based computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Effective and Precise written communication skills
Accurate, organized, and prompt work routines
HydraPak creates and sells innovative hydration solutions for performance driven people. The company is a trusted partner for major brands in the active Outdoor Recreation industry, who incorporate its hands-free hydration reservoirs and soft flasks into hydration backpacks and running vests. HydraPak branded hydration products are available at specialty Outdoor stores worldwide, including REI, Sports Basement, and Amazon.
Based in Oakland, California, we are a group of highly-motivated enthusiasts who are lucky enough to be able to combine work with our shared passion for recreation and product applications. If you are looking to make a difference in a casual, team-oriented atmosphere, and share our love for the outdoors, this may be the right fit for you. Some of our perks include free product testing, access to pro-deals from other Outdoor companies, subsidized health/dental insurance, 401k with employer contribution, and paid vacation.
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